Tuesday 14 July 2015
When a deal is not a deal
Firstly, to Greece, where the Parliament is expected to sign on to the EU bailout terms. These terms, as many commenting and contributing to this blog know full well (see Phil's comments on yesterday's post for a very clear example), are simply unachievable for a Country with Greece's problems.
We will be back at the Grexit table in due course.
Secondly, we have the nuclear deal with Iran. At no point have Iran said they will not develop nuclear weapons - as they have always said this. Nuclear Inspectors will not be allowed unfettered access which suggests that Iran still has much to hide.
Moreover, Iran is in nearly full control of Iraq, with many divisions now on the ground in the Country and the forces opposing ISIS all controlled by Iranian commanders.
That Obama wants to 'reset' the US position in the Middle East is simply crazy. Of course, plenty of Iranian oil will flow and this will further undermine Russia, Venezuela and ISIS, but the price for this is backing the Shia's against the Sunni's and further inflaming the Islamic civil war.
All for nothing as the Iranians won't really co-operate until it is too late.
How can it be that the Western leaders are so desperate and weak that they keep making mistake after mistake?